Reflection 180 Resolution Previous reflections
Based on the
Vatican 2 document
"Gaudium et Spes" (Church in the world) 79
When is it ok to go to war?
The invasion of Iraq: was that ok?
The invasion of Afghanistan: was that ok?
The June 22 menu of www.v2catholic.com
interview with Cardinal Filoni
which had these words:
The cardinal also recalled his experience in Iraq during the 2003 conflict. The war he said outright was wrong in itself. Democracy cannot come of war. At the time the conditions were right for a negotiation. Saddam had also communicated to me that this was his wish. But as is the case with all leaders, particularly in the Arab world, if you wanted to negotiate with him, you had to make sure you did not humiliate him. The situation was not understood. The war was not justified from a political or international justice point of view. Iraq had not intervened when the September 11 attacks took place. And the question regarding the weapons of mass destruction was a pretext.
Jesus, Lamb of God, you
take away the sins of the world.
Grant us peace